FairVote and Members of Congress will hold a press conference today for the Fairness and Independence in Redistrict Act, a bipartisan bill introduced in both the House and Senate to establish nationwide redistricting standards. The renewed push for legislation comes in the wake of the Supreme Court decision on the Texas gerrymandering case of 2003, which handed responsibility for political reform to Congress.
What: Call for Congressional action on redistricting reform
Who: Rep. John Tanner (D-TN)
Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN)
John B. Anderson, Chairman, FairVote
Pete Sepp, VP for Communications, National Taxpayers Union
Other Members of Congress
When: Tuesday, July 18, 1:15 p.m.
Where: Terrace, Cannon House Office Building
For information or comment on this event, contact Ryan O’Donnell at (301) 270-4616 or [email protected]
FairVote is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that studies the
impact of electoral rules and systems on turnout, representation and
electoral competition. Its chairman is John B. Anderson, former
Congressman and presidential candidate.